Leadership Delaware continues to reach for the stars

May 10, 2021

Leadership Delaware Inc., an award-winning, year-long leadership development program, is proud to announce a new look for the organization.

The new CEO, Jennifer Cohan, said, “After many conversations with LDI fellows and other stakeholders, it was clear that the organization needed some modernization. So, we got right to work and created a committee made up of passionate fellows and staff to work on how to take the LDI brand and program to new heights.” Cohan further stated, “It was very important to ensure that the new identity stay true to the deep roots of its founders.”

The new logo incorporates the well-known LDI star at its core, using three colors to represent the counties in Delaware. Additionally, the star points to key areas of development for the fellows (program participants) in their professional, political, and nonprofit worlds, leaving one side open-ended to symbolize the ongoing journey our alumni embark upon following graduation.

The second task was the creation of a modern website,, which incorporates the updated color-scheme with new photos and videos, along with updated biographies and/or LinkedIn profiles for our fellows, speakers, board and advisory board members, founders, and our staff.

According to Cohan, a new LDI motto arose out of the modernization process, “Send us your best and we will make them exceptional.”

LDI is grateful for the Modernization Committee Members’ time, dedication, and creative ideas. Members include chairs/fellows, Jeff Martino and Roger Chaufournier, along with Fellows Cesar Caro, Nick Carosella, Denée Crumrine, Michael Eppehimer, Markevis Gideon, Tim Kim, Laura Lloyd, Kendall Massett, Meghan Newberry, Alex Parkowski, Chuck Posnecker, Jerome “JR” Rogers, Shannon Tumolo, and LDI staff, Jennifer Cohan, Lora Matteis and Greg Munson. Leadership Delaware also gratefully acknowledges the support of 1440 Film Co., Advantech, Aloysius Butler & Clark, Honeywell and NERDiTNOW, for pointing them toward the stars.

LDI is now accepting ongoing applications for future prospective fellows. Opportunities also exist to become a year-round program partner, and help sponsor the program, so they can continue to Develop Leaders and Impact Communities. For more information, contact Munson, director of development & communication, or visit

LDI is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, whose mission is to recruit and mentor outstanding young Delawareans who have the capacity, desire, and the courage to seek and excel at community, nonprofit, political, professional and corporate leadership within the First State. The program offers a series of issue-oriented forums and experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Leaders with integrity, vision, knowledge, and the ability to make a positive impact within their communities are desperately needed in Delaware and throughout the United States. In fact, the need for principled leaders has rarely been greater. For more information, visit

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